About the Author

Melissa Wrightson

Melissa Sheketoff is a contributing writer for the WDW Magazine blog. She has worked in broadcast news for 10 years, most recently as a full-time on-air radio host in Connecticut. Her brother is a Cast Member, giving her even more of an excuse to spend all of her vacation (and sick time) at Disney. Melissa is also a DVC member, Silver Castaway Club Member and a runDisney participant. Check her out on Instagram.

Five Wild Facts About Animal Kingdom

Melissa WrightsonAnimal Kingdom, Blog

Facts about Animal Kingdom entrance

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about Animal Kingdom that just puts it at the top of the list for coolest places on the planet. And there are so many wild facts about Animal Kingdom to explore! It truly feels like you’ve traveled to Africa and Asia. And just steps later, you’re back … Read More

You’ll Never Forget Elephant on Disney+

Melissa WrightsonBlog, Magic at Home

disneynature elephant disneyplus

Who can forget one of the greatest movie openings of all time: The Lion King. When the filmmakers decided to design that opening scene, the creators went to Africa for inspiration. In the opening of The Lion King, animals walking by what looks like a cloud-covered mountain in the background—that’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing … Read More